|Quoting DL767captain (Reply 7):|
i din't even know they had airbus in their fleet, what models, and why are they changing fleet types
|Quoting EGCC777LR (Reply 14):|
I'm pretty certain I watched a documentary here on EasyJet that suggested the main reason for A319 over 737NG was the fact that the 319 capicity allowed for a 2 Cabin crew service and the 737 needed 3, I will stand corrected if these numbers aren't correct but I seem to recall the 319 seating 149 and the 737 being a little over 150, and below 150, regulations allow for 2 cabin crew
|Quoting BMED (Reply 22):|
I think I have read somewhere that they are taking these seats out now or something about not selling them.
|Quoting Scorpio (Reply 27):|
Funny, because in another thread, someone mentioned B6 paid $32 to $35 million per plane, hardly a 'buy one, get one free' deal...
|Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 12):|
Boeing's management has changed, and now we see certain airlines that switched to Airbus (Air Berlin comes to mind) switch back to Boeing.
|Quoting Jenkingeorge (Reply 24):|
Boeing bases - LTN, NCL, BFS
|Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 30):|
I disagree to an extent, at the time Air Berlin switched to Airbus they were a short haul airline and decided to switch from the 737NG to the A320 family and this still remains the case for their shorthaul fleet. But now they are going into the Long Haul market they have gone back to Boeing because of either a better deal or more suitable equipment for their Long Haul plans
|Quoting F27Friendship (Reply 26):|
Ryanair also get a phat discount. They get their 737's at least for a 50% discount
|Quoting ACEregular (Reply 32):|
I just do not understand the reasoning behind switching BFS to Airbus before NCL. At the end of the day LTN has had to take crew from other bases such as BFS and NCL just to keep LTN up and running, such as last Summer which saw a lot of crew living like gypsy's down south! When the need arises for LTN to get Boeing crew from other bases, BFS is the better option as they fly direct into LTN and can position more easily. NCL crew have to fly to STN and then endure the journey from hell across to LTN. I for one would prefer NCL went Airbus before BFS, after all we only have a fleet of five a/c this winter so its easier to train NCL up over the growing BFS base.
|Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 34):|
Ryanair (and QF for that matter) capitalized on the downturn of the U.S. carriers following 9/11. Boeing had rampant cancellation and deferment on their hands and Ryanair offered to pick up those delivery slots at bargain prices. That's quite a bit different then backing an unproven startup like B6.
|Quoting ACEregular (Reply 26):|
after all we only have a fleet of five a/c this winter so its easier to train NCL up over the growing BFS base.
|Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):|
I don't, but when they do, will WN snag some of the 73G's?
|Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 23):|
If Airbus gives airplanes away for free.....why wont they send one to me?
JetBlue got a very good deal on the A320s, if you do the math, it was about a 40% discount off of list price which was exceptional
|Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 32):|
Seeing as WN "rescheduled" some new-build 73G deliveries recently and are slowing growth, I highly doubt they'd go grabbing used ones.
|Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 29):|
In many respects I think the interiors of the 737NG's are more pleasant than the A319's and most of the Boeings are still less than five years old and make a very pleasant ride!
|Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 24):|
BFS is due to be an Airbus before the Summer 08 timetable and assume these will switch, to NCL or LTN. I thnk there may even be a rogue A319 based their this winter as they are increasing operations at BFS this winter unless a 737NG is being switched from another base.
|Quoting Jenkingeorge (Reply 27):|
Not sure which planes are based at BRS or EMA? Is it Airbus at BRS? and EMA?
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